In 1987, INXS Australian #1 album 'KICK' propelled the band to a new level, cementing their reputation and firmly establishing the band as a force to be reckoned with, worldwide. On September 21st we celebrate the 25-year anniversary.
Thanks to its trailblazing lead single, ‘Need You Tonight’, INXS broke out around the world over the next 18 months. Certified eight times platinum in the US alone, Kick sold over 14 million copies worldwide.
For a group that has enjoyed the highest of highs and the deepest of lows, Kick cannot fail to have a special niche in the hearts of those who made it: Kick is a fabulous collision of style, substance, musicianship, hard work, integrity, production, marketing and passion – everything that one of the greatest albums of its era should be.
“By the time we got to Kick we really felt we were in our place in our time. We had been very fortunate to be nurtured by people of great calibre, so why not go the whole distance and really explore, gloves are off, dogs are off the chain, let’s go for it.”
Andrew Farriss, 2012
“We were so caught up in what we were doing we didn’t think about sounding contemporary or not. This slinky rock and roll is what we do.”
Tim Farriss, 2012
“At last we’re not the underdogs”
Michael Hutchence, 1989
The 25th anniversary release of ‘KICK’ will include a Deluxe edition, a Super Deluxe edition and two Download editions.
The Deluxe edition set will include 2 CDs, the second featuring remixes and bonus material.
The Super Deluxe Edition package of 3 CDs and a DVD will feature demos, remixes, video promos, and unseen documentary footage.
The Superdeluxe will come with an 80 page art book, including never-before-seen handwritten lyrics directly from Michael’s family archives, unseen photos, diaries and interviews with each band member and producer of the record Chris Thomas. For nostalgia appeal, a KICK sticker sheet and original tour poster for your bedroom walls will also be included.
The Heavyweight Red Coloured Vinyl Limited Edition will also be available.
Watch the launch video above for more information and check out a special teaster of amazing unseen personal home movie documentary footage below. You can visit the INXS store to purchase.